hun

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hun (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Affectionate abbreviation of honey.
  2. A grey partridge.

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

hun ?

  1. sleep

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hun c (singular definite hunnen, plural indefinite hunner)

  1. female, she
  2. hen (female bird)

Inflection[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hun (objective case hende, possesive hendes)

  1. (personal) she

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hun (personal)

  1. The dative case of the third-person plural personal pronoun: them, to them.
  2. (proscribed) The accusative case of the third-person plural personal pronoun: them.
  3. (proscribed, dialectical) The nominative case of the third-person plural personal pronoun: they.

hun (dependent possessive) (independent possessive hunne)

  1. The third-person plural possessive pronoun: their.

Usage notes[edit]

The artificially created distinction between hen (for the accusative) and hun was invented by the seventeenth century scholar Christiaen van Heule, to make Dutch look more like Latin. In practice, many speakers have trouble remembering when to use the one or the other, since this distinction is not made in any other person. Thus it is common to hear sentences like:

  • Hij heeft hun verraden. (“He has betrayed them.”)
  • Ze zijn met hun uitgegaan. (“They have gone out with them.”)

The inverse is also common:

  • Ik heb het hen gegeven. (“I have given it to them.”)

In an attempt to circumvent this problem, the nominative case can be used for both:

  • Hij heeft ze verraden.
  • Ze zijn met ze uitgegaan.
  • Ik heb het ze gegeven.

The use of hun for the nominative case, however, is more locally restrained and still widely considered incorrect, mainly in written Dutch.

For more information, see the article in the Dutch Wikipedia.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hun (not comparable)

  1. of or pertaining to Huns

Conjunction[edit]

hun

  1. (regional) where (regional variant of hol)

Noun[edit]

hun (plural hunok)

  1. Hun

Declension[edit]


Label[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tolai vudu and Patpatar hudu.

Noun[edit]

hun

  1. banana

References[edit]

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

hun

  1. A unit of weight equal to one hundredth of a tahil.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hun (Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄣ˙)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hūn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hún.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǔn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hùn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mizo[edit]

Noun[edit]

hun

  1. time

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian hond. Cognates include Mooring North Frisian hönj and West Frisian hân.

Noun[edit]

hun f (plural hunen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) (anatomy) hand
    a rocht(er)/lacht(er) hun
    the right/left hand

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hun (accusative henne, genitive hennes)

  1. she

References[edit]

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Article[edit]

hun

  1. Alternative form of ũu.

Tetum[edit]

Noun[edit]

hun

  1. bottom, base
  2. beginning
  3. origin

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Intentional mispronunciation of hôn, to avoid awkward situations, chiefly in Southern dialects.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hun

  1. (Southern dialects, slang) to kiss

Synonyms[edit]